Bachelorette parties are known for being special, and memorable, and bond a group of friends together to have the best time before one of them becomes a bride. However, because the event is such a personal and special event for the bride, it comes with a lot of stress when planning.
Here are some tips to plan the best bachelorette party ever:
1. Make a Detailed Budget Plan
A bachelorette is one of those events that can easily go too far if you are not careful with the budget. If you are not careful and specific about what the bride wants, you can easily spend way too much because there is no running out of things to spend on. To stay on the safe side, create a detailed budget with the bride before, and with everyone on the invitation list to make sure that it is within what they expect, and then stick to the budget.
You can also ask the people invited for recommendations for low-cost activities if they don’t agree with the budget so that everyone is satisfied. And agree with them on how will the finances go; will the host pay for everything, and get paid back later? Do the guests need to have extra cash on them? How will expenses be split? And an important detail is not to miss out on who is going to pay for the bride’s portion, or are they going to split it? Make sure that these details are handled before starting the planning process.
2. Make the Event Personal
3. Don’t Plan Too Many Activities
Even though a bachelorette is supposed to be so much fun, sometimes too much is overwhelming and can cause many problems. You want the bride team to have fun together and enjoy their time without being stressed and rushing from one activity to another. In fact, you need to factor in the lost time in the itinerary like chatting over snacks, someone taking too long to get ready, emergency store runs, or even simply taking some time to relax. Planning a very strict itinerary for a group of friends will make things worse because there will always be someone who is last, someone, who forgot to bring something and needs to buy it, someone who needs to relax between activities or even someone who drank too much and needs some rest. Plan a flexible itinerary and keep in mind that most things will take longer than you expect, and that is totally fine.
4. Social Media Rules
It is normal that there will be many videos and pictures taken when a group of friends comes together, especially if it is for a special event like a bachelorette. So, you want to discuss with the group and bride before social media rules so that everyone is comfortable. So, you want to establish rules around things like if the bride is comfortable with someone snapping during jacuzzi time? Does she want the people to see what she is doing on her bachelorette? Does she want to be tagged every minute in a post? Having rules beforehand ensures that everyone is comfortable and avoids problems from happening.
5. Ask the Others for Help
Once the main things ate established like the budget, guest list, and plan, it is absolutely fine if you divide tasks. There’s a lot of work and stress put into making the Bachelorette perfect, so let other people handle things as well, there might be experts in areas that you are not. Micromanaging every small detail alone can lead to missing out on things, and the synergy from doing things as a group.
For example, if one of you is more creative, they can help with the decorations and maybe fun game ideas. If someone is a huge foodie, they can manage the food reservations.